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Munch

Ben Mouch, André Wyatt, and Leanna Robb

Munch is a twice-monthly podcast where our three hosts cook elaborate meals in response to (often, but not always) mediocre films. Join us on a journey of sight, sound and taste in an audio medium. It’s more entertaining than it sounds, we promise!

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Jun 8, 2018 munch
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We could not be more excited for the upcoming Ocean’s Eight so to wet our appetites we fired up the remake of the original Ocean’s 11. Directed by Steven Soderbergh in 2001, Ocean’s Eleven brought together a stacked roster of a whole bunch of male (there are like only two speaking roles for women) actors to attempt a heist of two Vegas casinos, what ensues is fun, fast and very entertaining. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: The potential for the truly “biggest...
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Apr 27, 2018 munch
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This week, we sit down with the tense, powerful and prescient film: Children of Men. Listen with us as we try to step through our thoughts and feelings about a film that is not easy to watch but a powerful experience regardless. As always we don’t shy away from spoilers and lay it all out on the table. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: The concept we went with for the food for this film How the imagery and references in the film felt a little heavy handed Whether or not...
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Apr 13, 2018 munch
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With another birthday having passed us by we sat down to celebrate André’s extra year around the sun to watch one of his favorite films: Inglourious Basterds. Also heads up but we talk openly about gun violence, nazis and the impact of both. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: Taking a firm no nazis stance at munch André dives into why he loves Tarantino so much, and what makes him and auteur director Leanna examines what she dislikes about his films or her hesitancy...
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Mar 30, 2018 munch
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With the “Holy Grail of Pop Culture” in theaters now, and the lovable metallic being playing a large role in the marketing for the film, we figured it was time to sit down and watch the film that has garnered a solid cult following: Iron Giant. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: Ben struggles over how to start this podcast, and the cat finds away to get us to talk about him Ready Player One and Ben continues to stumble over himself with the various Bird-men out there...
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Feb 23, 2018 munch
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We finally get around to watching Demolition Man, a film that we have been planning to do for years, and that means it is time to talk a knitting Sylvester Stallone, an absolutely peppy Sandra Bullock, and a chilling and great Wesley Snipes. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: The sheer quantity of known actors in this film, and all of the wondrous films they have gone on to star in. The drinking rules, which are a doozy this time around Our confusion about how Sylvester...
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Feb 9, 2018 munch
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And for our first official post of 2018 we gathered around, reminisced about vampires and werewolves and recorded it in podcast form about the “wonderful” film: Twilight. We are just absolutely “gushing” over how great this movie is, and the impressions it left upon us. GO TEAM JACOB!!! For a more detailed episode description we talked about: The long storied history of twilight films and the rich cinematic history they encompass Our drinking rules for this film which featured a type of...
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Jan 19, 2018 munch
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We have been itching to get another entry into our iTunes Roulette series in and we are back this time with Ben in the hot seat and a starting movie of xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which honestly we were all hoping I would find a way back to. Unfortunately, iTunes Roulette isn’t always so kind. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: We get a quick download on some tech questions you may have about the Apple TV Ben is incredibly bummed that he can’t find a way back to xXx:...
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Jan 5, 2018 munch
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Our third entry into the Tabletop Series, has us choosing coordinates on a map to determine where the enemy ship is, and eventually taking enough shots to make the film somewhat decent to watch. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: The concept for our food, which revolved around shots The drinking rules, which were very difficult to keep up with in this film The issues we had with the film, which were plenty, And we dive deep on our reasons for especially hating the main...
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Dec 23, 2017 munch
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We have a new Podcast for you coming to you from the same stream! We have referenced a Leanna-run podcast a couple of times in the past, and this is the inaugural episode of a series where Leanna watches the sequels no one else wants to watch, and fills everyone in. This time around it for the new Dwayne Johnson vehicle Jumanji: Return to the Jungle. There will definitely be spoilers because Leanna is filling us in on all of the dirty plot details, and we have some fun imaging the different...
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Dec 15, 2017 munch
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Our second entry into the Tabletop Series, has us visiting the wild world of Robin Williams’ classic: Jumanji. We review the film and talk about our experience watching the film all these years later. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: We clear the air on the viability of this as a board game movie We dive into our food concept for this film, which heavily featured banana leaves The originally released board game, and its connection to the movie Jumandré, the modified...
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Dec 1, 2017 munch
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It is Leanna’s Birthday! That means another episode of our Birthday Super Munch series and this time it is for the pink-tinged film: Legally Blonde. We had a wonderful time watching this film and was a perfect fun romp for a birthday celebration. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: Leanna’s history with Legally Blonde A detailed description of Leanna’s dance routine paired with a song in Legally Blonde About revisiting films from our youth and how they don’t always...
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Nov 17, 2017 munch
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We are kicking off a new series here at Munch dedicated to one of our favorite pastimes: Board Games! Up first is the multi-ending film, Clue! We have been wanting to watch this film for sometime given the somewhat cult like nature around it and the fact that they actually shipped it with different endings depending on what theater you went to. We love that idea and we had to find if the film was actually worth it. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: We set you up with what...
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Oct 27, 2017 munch
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Halloween Season is here and with it an opportunity to dive a little deeper into a genre we are very unfamiliar with: Horror. We enlist the help of our friend Tim to navigate us through the genre as we watch the interesting and unique take on the genre: Cabin in the Woods. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: the multitude of ways we can say Tim’s last name, Jolliff. the reasoning behind why we decided to watch Cabin in the Woods, and the food choices that were spawned off...
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Oct 13, 2017 munch
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We have a double feature for you today as we go heavy on spoilers as we talk about the newest Blade Runner: Blade Runner 2049. We start to unpack everything that happened in this film as well as getting a temperature check on how everyone feels about it. Please excuse the animal noise in this episode, the animals were very excited to see us. For a more detailed episode description we talked about: We talk about how we are feeling after recently watching the film and talk about how spectacular...
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Oct 13, 2017 munch
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Another episode of the Munch Podcast this time for the Tech Noir classic: Blade Runner. This is all of our first watching this film and we get into the themes and general feeling behind the film that has inspired so many other forms of media A more detailed account of the episodes goes as follows: We talk about the menu we developed for this film and the the corrections we made to the films monolithic view of asian culture. We dive right into the core tension in the film, as popularized by pop...
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Sep 29, 2017 munch
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This week on the Munch podcast we follow a group of friends on a hunt for treasure and adulthood, that is right we are watching The Goonies. In this episode we talk about: The concept for our food and the reasons for why we chose it, and some of the concepts we killed The notes Leanna took during the film that takes to all sorts of places The surprise opening of the film which made us all wonder which audience this was for The highlights and lowlights of the rag tag group of kids That gag with...
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Aug 25, 2017 munch
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Our first podcast episode was Beginners for Ben’s Birthday, and one year later we are back for another Birthday Super Munch post for Ben’s Birthday. This time we sit down and watch the green-filled film Great Expectations, an interesting film that at a younger age captured Ben’s attentions. Frances Chiem joins us in unpacking all of the different themes and moments as we try to determine whether or not we actually liked the film. We talk about a theory of Ms. Nora Digger Dinsmore being a...
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Aug 18, 2017 munch
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The last entry for Magic Month, the appropriately titled Magic Mike XXL, is a wonder to behold and we have a wonderful time talking through all of it and our inspiration for the menu. Our menu gives us plenty of time to talk about which Harry Potter book would make the best porno, and what kind of strip club we imagine our food would be appearing at. Naturally, it would be in Portland, but the rest of our concept strip club is what would be described as a “Journey.” We talk about...
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Aug 11, 2017 munch
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Another podcast episode for Magic Month! Ignore the end film for this iTunes Roulette and focus on the magic connection of the starting film if you want to see how this fits into Magic Month. Also heads up on this podcast it is a doozy as we take a different approach to recording it by giving ourselves the time of a commercial break to talk about the film and our live reactions as we watch Battle Los Angeles. As for the movie itself, we talk about the dog named Glenn in this film that we were...
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Aug 4, 2017 munch
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For our second major magic post for Magic Month we dive into the mysterious and wonderful The Prestige filled to the brim with superhero actors aided on by Mariah Wyatt, André’s Sister. You have Black Widow, Batman, Alfred, and Wolverine, all together in a film about magic. We talk about the magic trick we craft over the course of our menu all hitting on the three parts of a magic trick. We pull back the curtain on the plot and ending of The Prestige and a couple of alternate ideas for how...
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Jul 21, 2017 munch
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Magic Month! The month where we watch films that are all about that razzle dazzle, that wonderful witchery: Magic! To start us out on this month we have the star-studded film Now You See Me for our first podcast and post for Magic Month. The podcast starts out with a conversation about the food for this film and the variety of ways we pay homage to classic magic tricks like the Card Trick, the Saw Trick, and the element modern magicians love so much: fire. We set you up with the drinking rules...
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Jul 14, 2017 munch
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Now that we were prepared for Spider-Man: Homecoming by watching a few of the previous entries, it was time to watch and talk about the new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Spoilers galore in this one as we dive into all things Spider-Man: Homecoming: Plot, Villain, and larger impact on the MCU as a whole. We start out with differences between the Tom Holland Spider-Man and those of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. We talk about the highlights of this Spider-Man and how we all...
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Jul 7, 2017 munch
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This week we pit two Spider-Man films against each other to see which comes out as the top web-slinger in preparation for Spider-Man: Homecoming. We talk about the web-based menu this week with webbed roti, lamb crepenettes with caul fat, an attempt at hand-spun cotton candy paired with an Almond Fudge, and all of this is closed out with a Whiskey Sour topped with a bitters web. After wrapping up our food conversation Leanna defends the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man and Ben defends Andrew...
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Jul 3, 2017 munch
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It has been a little bit since our last iTune Roulette, and things have changed a little bit with our game. We decided to take the killer format we had and simplify it a little bit to focus on the core of the game: picking the movie. André is the hat wearer this time around, and after starting out at the older film Tremors, he finds his way to Iron Man. We talk about how Iron Man, when it came out, felt like a ground change moment for Superhero films. Since then we have been ushered into an...
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Jun 9, 2017 munch
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The Mummy, the ultra-popular film, that was turned into a trilogy, that time forget, we watched it and made food for it and you can now hear our thoughts. To start it all off we ponder the choice to name the new The Mummy film the exact same name leading to difficulty when searching for the original, we also wonder whether the new The Mummy film is a reboot or a sequel of sorts. From there we jump into the mummy-inspired menu that includes a variety of pickled vegetables and fruit to mimic the...
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May 19, 2017 munch
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Yarrrrrrrrr! We are back with a Pirate themed podcast as we sit down and watch Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl with a rum-based meal to go with it. We sail right into the history around Pirates of the Caribbean and the Disney ride that inspired the movie series and the long con Disney has played on everyone being that the movie has been in production since the public opening of the Disneyland ride. From there we talk about the Caribbean and the Rum-based meal we created to go...
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Apr 28, 2017 munch
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Time continues to move forward whether we want it to or not and that means another BirthDay Super Munch. As we are celebrating André’s Birthday, he chose to watch the recent and much-loved animated film Moana, about a young girl who is chosen by the ocean to save her people from the encroaching natural destruction on the island. We have friends of the podcast Abbey and Signe, joining us on this voyage. Up first, is the ocean-inspired menu we made to be paired with this film in the form of a...
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Apr 17, 2017 munch
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Here it is, the movie all of our #MunchFastWeek antics were leading up to: The Fate of the Furious. With all of the time we have spent with the franchise over the years, it would be impossible for us not to watch The Fate of the Furious! And so we went in a little excited, a little nervous, but ready for the ride. Full warning, we talk about everything that happens in The Fate of the Furious, so there will be spoilers, as well as talk of a few car spoilers. The podcast starts out with our gut...
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Apr 14, 2017 munch
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We have reached the end of Munch Fast Week as the Munch Crew sit down to watch through the most recent BluRay release of Furious 7, a film that takes us through many emotions as it represents both the end of Munch Fast Week and our last opportunity to say good by to Paul Walker. Never and easy moment to say goodbye to a character that stayed with us through the entire series but we are all excited to see what the future holds with Fate of the Furious and beyond. We start out the podcast with...
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Apr 13, 2017 munch
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We are closing in on the end of Munch Fast Week and we enlisted some help from some of our good friends Frances and Richard Chiem to help us cover one of the most divisive entries into the Fast and Furious Franchise: Tokyo Drift. We launch into discussion about why anyone would want to be on the podcast for this very specific episode, how so many people hate this film despite a growing number that are completely in love with this film, and then we talk about the memora-bility (I know that...
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Apr 12, 2017 munch
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The podcasting keeps on rolling with another episode of Munch Fast Week, this time we head to London for the explosive entry Fast and Furious 6. Nate Barnett joins us for a second episode, and we hear from him about how he is now a converted Fast and Furious fan, and then dive into each of our favorite fast and furious moments in which there are plenty. Fast and Furious 6 is a film that takes a page from a magicians playbook and perfects the three-part stunt/trick, and Hobbs performs a magic...
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Apr 11, 2017 munch
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This is episode 4 of our 7 part Munch Fast Week series where we reach some of the high points in the Fast and Furious Franchise with the Brazil-focused Fast Five. Friend of the podcast Nate Barnett joins us for some fun conversation and insight into someone who isn’t as deep into the franchise as the Munch Crew. Our Fast and Furious moments are filled with some great DRJ (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) moments, and stunts galore. Next, the terminator facts are stacking up as we hear a very...
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Apr 10, 2017 munch
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Munch Fast Week continues in chronological order according to the story in the franchise, that means we are skipping over Tokyo Drift for now and jumping right into Fast and Furious. Before that though we talk about the short films that appear in the Fast and Furious Franchise, Prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious and Los Bandoleros, two very different short films that we have some very strong opinions on. After that, we roll right into the Fast and Furious conversation with our Fast and Furious moments...
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Apr 9, 2017 munch
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For our second episode of Munch Fast Week, Ben’s sister Erica, owner of the blog LicoricePizzaPie.com, joins us because the Fast and Furious franchise is all about Family and how could we not get a family member on for an episode. We talk about the Fast and Furious soundtracks on Vinyl, and dive into the ever important music in 2 Fast 2 Furious. After that, we talk about our Fast and Furious moments, how the Truckers in the Fast and Furious world all seem to carry shotguns, the wonderful...
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Apr 6, 2017 munch
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It is Munch Fast week! The time of the year where we sit down and watch all of the previous Fast and Furious Franchise films in preparation for the newest release. This time it is all for Fates of the Furious that comes out on April 14, 2017. We talk about the impact the franchise has had on us and has had on the blog as a whole, we talk about our moments that we felt were the most Fast and Furious in the first entry The Fast and the Furious, we then hear from Leanna about Terminator Corner and...
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Mar 31, 2017 munch
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This week we have another entry into our iTunes Roulette series, as it is now Ben’s turn to put on the Party Hat. Starting with the Film Magic Mike you can follow the exhilarating journey, some how leading up to National Treasure. Fortunately enough Matthew McConaughey joins us for this journey through treasure with national ties. We talk about just how bad of a film National Treasure is, how the characters feel like they have no development over the course of the film, how Matthew...
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Mar 24, 2017 munch
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This week we sit down with the wonderful and flawed, Blue Crush. A movie with a wonderful empowerment message for women with its mishandled romantic storyline. As for the podcast itself, we debate the merits of pineapple on pizza, dive into the food we made for “the big game,” and someone forgot to put their phone on silent. After that, a Doctor joins us to talk about surfing terminology, we dive into blue crush, a diamond in the rough film, the mysterious third director of this film, and...
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Mar 10, 2017 munch
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This week we talk about the recent controversy around Kazaam and the time-distortion field that seems to be following our timeline. We follow that up with talk about the food we paired with the meal, how Ranch is the only dipping option for chicken wings, and Shaq’s illustrious musical career. We finally get to the dud of a movie that is Kazaam and leave the podcast off with each of our wishes. (Recorded on March 2, 2017) Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a...
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Feb 24, 2017 munch
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This week, we talk about our experience watching Memento and talk through the creative food pairings we came up for the movie. We also come up with an alternative food pairing live on the podcast, talk through how impressive Memento’s narrative construction is, and how modern technology would affect the potential sequel Memento: Chapter 2, and the sequel after that, Leonard versus John Wick: Chapter 3, the Memento/John Wick cross movie everyone has been waiting for. Just another...
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Feb 10, 2017 munch
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This week, we watched Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow as another entry into iTunes Roulette and you can hear how Leanna ended up getting there from her horror-related starting movie. We talk through what Edge of Tomorrow would be like as a video game, how Tom Cruise is a perfect actor for the role, gush over the work Emily Blunt put into her arms, and sit down for another fun, and perhaps closely scatological version of Getty Out of Here. (Recorded on January 28, 2017) Join us on an...
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Jan 20, 2017 munch
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This week on munch, in the presence of the xXx “threequel” now in theaters, we talk about the impossibility of searching for xXx on Google, dangerous youtube searches around parents, Xander Cage as an unlikely and perhaps ill-informed hero, xXx as a Christmas film and much much more. As always feel free to send in comments and questions to getmunchedup@gmail.com We also mention a blog post on This Is Colossal where the company Cakecrumbs makes beautiful planetary cakes far surpassing our...
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Dec 31, 2016 munch
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This week, we talk about The Switch and how we ended up watching that movie in the first place. It’s a little different from our norm. We debate whether Jason Bateman is decent or despicable, and introduce two new games: iTunes Roulette and Getty Out of Here.   Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them, and the food we make for them. Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com Follow us on twitter: @getmunchedup Follow us on...
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Dec 17, 2016 munch
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This week, we talk about the disaster that was the Star Wars Holiday Special. We have important, thoughful discussions on the sexiest man of the year, Carrie Fisher’s fling with Harrison Ford, and wookie erotica. Spoilers throughout!   Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them, and the food we make for them. Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com Follow us on twitter: @getmunchedup Follow us on Instagram: @getmunchedup And...
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Dec 2, 2016 munch
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This week, we do a long discussion on the actual movie for once, but we also cover the correct pronunciation of JGL, mix up spoofs and goofs, and close out on a debate as to what our next movie should be. Spoilers throughout!     Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com Follow us on twitter: @getmunchedup Follow us on Instagram: @getmunchedup And read our posts at getmunchedup.com
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Nov 18, 2016 munch
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This week, we dive into the world of Harry Potter with local Harry Potter expert and friend of the podcast, Francis Chiem. We talk food, film, and fashion in this podcast, sometimes with a British accent, sometimes without. Spoilers throughout! Articles mentioned: Racebent Hermione Podcasts mentioned: #WizardTeam Harry Potter and Sacred Text   Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com Follow us on twitter: @getmunchedup Follow us on Instagram: @getmunchedup And read our posts at getmunchedup.com
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Nov 11, 2016 munch
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What better way to follow up a shot of Con Air than with a Face/Off chaser? We revisit the ridiculous 90’s Travolta/Cage sci-fi action thriller where they swap faces, and spend way too much time talking about sex and dicks in the world of Face/Off. Leanna introduces a few fun games. Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them and the food we make for them.   Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com Follow us on twitter:...
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Nov 4, 2016 munch
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The Munchkins revisit their roots with Con Air. Although it was never publicized, Con Air was the first movie the Munchkins sat down and watched together, accompanied by some explosive food to match the theme of the movie. This time, we do it justice, whether Con Air deserves it or not. Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them and the food we make for them.   Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com Follow us on twitter:...
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Oct 25, 2016 munch
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With the forthcoming Jack Reacher film coming out, we sat down and watched another Tom Cruise film: Minority Report. We talk to Steven Spielberg, John Williams, and even Hayden Christensen to get their takes on the movie. And in general, we just have a lot of thoughts on this film. This podcast is full of hot takes. They are actually probably just lukewarm takes, who are we kidding? Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them...
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Oct 25, 2016 munch
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Munch, the trio that pairs food with film, sit down and talk about this week’s film, Beginners, a film that chronicles a son’s coming to terms with his fathers sexuality and learning to live life as well. This is our first foray into podcasting so bear with us as we figure some of the finer points and segments out. Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them, and the food we make for them.   Email us:...
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Oct 25, 2016 munch
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Inspired by our love for the musical Hamilton, we watched the musical that inspired aspects of it: Jesus Christ Superstar. With its 70s charm and killer soundtrack, we talk about our love for the music, who our favorite characters were, as well as the Last Supper we recreated in honor of it. Join us on an “every other week” schedule, as we talk through a variety of films, the humor we find in them and the food we make for them.   Email us: getmunchedup@gmail.com Follow us on twitter:...